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A busy day in the Northwood Historic wood shop today. Plenty of projects going and plenty coming in soon.
Northwood Historic’s woodworking artisan Zach fabricating custom window units for the Statler City project. These half circle wood windows are replicating the original steel windows that were removed many years ago. The Statler Hotel was built in 1923 Buffalo, NY.
Dan our site manager Installing the last of the restored windows at the George Eastman Mansion. A few of our new build windows to be installed and the project will be done!
Some old school handwork being done by our sash restoration artisan Crystal. Why use a router to rebate a sash meeting rail when a 19th century moving fillester plane will work just fine?
Always in awe to work on something that pre-dates the United States and the formation of the US Government. Conservation level work was required to save the remaining wood face and paint on a heavily deteriorated raised panel discovered at the Philipse Manor ca.1682 .
Removing deteriorated columns at the national historic landmark Philipse Manor (ca 1682). The columns will be traveling back to the shop to be restored including new bases and pedestals.
Early morning window sash removal at the Philipse Manor (ca. 1682) on a snowy January day.
Starting our most historic project to date. The Philipse Manor Hall ca. 1682 in Yonkers NY. Northwood Historic was chosen to do conservation level restoration to the windows, doors and millwork of this historic building that has history to the time of the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution and George Washington.
On November 28, 1776, the same year that 56 Americans signed the Declaration of Independence, well over 200 colonial New Yorkers placed their signatures on a "Declaration of Dependence." These signers were Loyalists, citizens who remained faithful to their sovereign, George III, King of Great Britain. Prominent among the signatures was that of Frederick Philipse III, Lord of the vast Manor of Philipsburg and resident of the elegant mansion known today as Philipse Manor Hall. Frederick Philipse III and his family lived in
luxury, well supported by rents from the many tenant farms on his property. Times were changing, however, and while others rebelled against Great Britain, Frederick III defended the Crown. His Loyalist beliefs were so strong that General George Washington ordered him arrested in 1776. Philipseand his family later fled to British occupied New York City and then to England, where the last "Lord of the Manor", broken in spirit and health,died in 1786. His land and his mansion were confiscated by the New York State Legislature and sold at public auction.
A before and after of the front entrance stoop we built for a ca. 1870 Italianate home.
Delivery and installation of massive 2 1/4” thick 59” wide mahogany sash as part of the renovations to the Hotel Statler. Glad to be part of the rebirth of this grand old hotel.
A before and after of a custom round top double hung window unit fabricated by our shop to replicate what was there originally and replace the “who knows what that was” window that has been there for many years.
Our master craftsman Mark doing the final touchup on the St Peters church rose window restoration project. It was a challenging journey so please scroll through to see where it all started. The outstanding leaded glass repairs were done by Images in Glass.
Before and after photos of the 55 light bowed window totally restored on site by our two talented window restoration specialist Crystal and Hannah. The window no longer will leak every time it rains and the customer could not be more than pleased.
Our custom made mahogany leaded glass casement window unit to replicate the original casement window unit that was replaced 20 years ago with an aluminum clad Pella window that completely rotted out in less than 20 years. The window unit was made by our window craftsman Joel with leaded glass by Swiatek Studios.
A big thank you to Jane Griswold Raddachio for a tour of the fabulous Old First Congregational Church (ca. 1805) in Bennington, Vermont while we were in our travels to work on the historic Rockingham Meeting House. Always enjoy traveling and working in beautiful Vermont.
It was a real pleasure working with master metal artisan Fred Devantier finishing up the copper flashing at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site. Fred worked with me for over 10 years before retiring 5 years ago. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have a longtime good friend with his skillset available to help me out. -restoration
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Roosevelt Inaugural Site gets upgrades to prep for 50th anniversary Major work is currently being done at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, including reconstruction of the building’s Greek Revival
Northwood Historic Restoration is looking for a person(s) to join our growing team of window restoration artisans. We specialize in restoring and fabricating windows, doors and millwork for National Register and Historic Landmark homes and buildings throughout Western and Central New York, New England and Western Pennsylvania.
If you like working with your hands, are comfortable on your feet all day and appreciate the work involved in restoring historic architecture this could be a good fit. We are looking for someone with good painting skills (glazing skills a plus). We will train on the rest including removing and reinstalling traditional window sash, how to safely strip paint, how to repair damaged and deteriorated wood, how to cut glass and glaze with traditional putty all which will result in making historic buildings windows function and look great again.
We are located in Western New York but have projects throughout New York,Western Pennsylvania and New England. A great opportunity for hands on learning of the restoration trades. Great position for people with artistic background.
Please apply through Indeed or email at: [email protected]
The ca.1787 -1801 Rockingham Meeting House window restoration project in Bellow Falls Vermont was started this week. We always feel honored and privileged to work on these very old fabulous historic National Landmark buildings. With beautiful views in every direction traveling to and working in the Green Mountain state was an added treat.
Northwood Historic will be in Northampton,MA this week to start the window and door restoration project at the Smith College Alumnae House. Looking forward to another New England project. # historicbuildingrestoration
Northwood Historic’s window restoration artisans Hannah and Crystal tackling the restoration of this 55 light bowed window in situ. We decided to do the work with the window in place as removing and reinstalling this circa 1949 window may have been a bit of a challenge.
Was a very enjoyable event and hopefully I was able to help you and answer your window questions. Thank you to all that attended.
Just Glazin’ This July, join PBN and Steve Swiat of Northwood Restoration for a hands-on workshop to learn how to reglaze old wood windows. What does reglaze mean? Well, it’s the simple process of…
Our newest project restoring the rose window at St Peters Episcopal Church in Niagara Falls NY This ca. 1873 church has fabulous wooden tracery , a LaFarge stained glass windows and if the wind is right a rainbow in the horseshoe falls mist. Greatly looking forward to working with leaded glass artisans Images in Glass on this project.
Our newest New England project. We are very excited to be chosen to restore the windows and doors, fabricate our interchangeable panel wood storm windows and recreate the original double hung front window design for the former ca. 1895 Summer White House in Lenox, MA. The house also features a unique fireplace window that splits the flue. The truck is loaded with and heading back to the shop.
Our newest New England historic project. We are very excited to be restoring the original windows and doors, fabricating our interchangeable panel wood storm windows and recreating the original double hung front window design for the former ca. 1895 Summer White House in Lenox, MA.
Inspecting windows today for a possible future project. Almost every window on this fabulous ca.1902 island home provided an enjoyable and peaceful view.
Employee Spotlight: Farhan our door restoration specialist doing epoxy repairs to this 156 year old front door. Farhan hails from Djibouti, Africa and joined our team 3 years ago.
Before and after of restored doors and sidelights retrofitted with insulated glass for the Crossroads at Genesee project . The doors are no longer functioning but have now become the exterior wall to the apartment units. Our door craftsman Farhan admiring his work.
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